Riot has raised the bar for mobile games with League of Legends: Wild Rift
The mobile game market continues to grow and be the most profitable segment of the gaming industry. We know that some people are going to scoff at the mere mention of mobile games. But listen, they’re pretty good now. Great, in fact, and thanks to studios like Riot Games and its launch of League Of Legends: Wild Rift, it’s a lot easier to see just how great mobile games can be, as this is one of the best ones available.
That’s why League Of Legends: Wild Rift is getting our award for best mobile game of 2021. Setting a standard or raising the bar for games isn’t easy. Especially when you’re a studio who already offers a PC game that is universally loved the world over. But, Riot has done just that. Raised the bar.
When League Of Legends: Wild Rift launched in regional beta, to say there was a hefty level of excitement would be a massive understatement. Since regional beta ended in the Fall of 2021 after a year-long test, the game has only gotten better.
League Of Legends: Wild Rift is the result of passion for high-quality games
Riot continues to improve Wild Rift through constant updates driven by its passion for games. Not just games on PC, but games in general. Which includes mobile. Its most recent event, RiotX Arcane is a good example of this. Players can dive into the content and earn some sweet rewards. Such as champion skins from the animated series Arcane, in-game currency, boosts and more.
Many people on the development team worked hard to deliver a fun, rewarding event that players can be proud to spend their time with.
From the very first dev insight video with Michael Chow prior to the game’s beta test launch, to our recent interview with Juno Blees (Riot’s Product Lead for Wild Rift events) on the game and the in-game event, Riot has made it clear that the people working on Wild Rift really love the game.
And that has translated into an excellent mobile game release that other development studios should aspire to match. League Of Legends is the gold standard of MOBAs. And League Of Legends: Wild Rift does nothing but build on that foundation.
Basically, what we’re saying is when you have that much passion for the game you’re creating, the end result is bound to reach seismic proportions of excellency. And we wholeheartedly believe that’s what Riot Games has done here. Wild Rift doesn’t just copy the League Of Legends formula, either. It’s refined.
Pared down for mobile devices, with shorter matches and a more streamlined set of mechanics that seasoned champs and newcomers alike can get into. That deserves recognition. More importantly, it also shows other game studios how to take a PC or console game and deliver a version of it for the mobile market that doesn’t suck.
All of this, along with Wild Rift’s fun-filled persona, made it an easy decision to choose League Of Legends: Wild Rift as the best game of 2021.